Léa Seydoux enjoyed the scenario of the film Gambit with an ax – Film News | Film-News.co.uk
Léa Seydoux found the screenplay for Channing Tatum’s Ax Gambit to be “really good”.
The No Time to Die actress was cast as Gambit’s female lead, Belladonna Boudreaux, in 2015, but the project never got off the ground and was officially canceled in 2019 after years of hellish development.
During an interview with IndieWire, the French star explained that she signed on to star opposite Tatum because she really enjoyed the script sent to her.
“The script was really good,” she said. “There were some fun bits, but they wanted to do more of a comedy.”
She agreed to do a screen test for the superhero role because it marked such a departure from her other films.
“I feel like in America people have more imagination,” Seydoux said. “I’ve been offered films that are very, very different from what I’ve done and I’m like, ‘Oh. Interesting.’ I like to feel that I can adapt. For me, it’s very exotic.”
Although she hasn’t landed a new superhero role yet, the independent darling rose to prominence in the blockbuster world for playing Madeleine Swann in two James Bond films – 2015’s Specter and No Time. to die in 2021.
Tatum told Variety earlier this year that he was “traumatized” after Gambit collapsed and would still love to play it.
“I turned off my Marvel machine. I couldn’t see any of the (MCU) movies. I loved that character. It was so sad. It was like losing a friend because I was so ready to play it,” he admitted.